Calem Port, 2020

Vintage Port, Douro
Presented in Gift Box
***92 Points - Wine Enthusiast***

Description and Reviews:
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The 2020 Calem Vintage Port presents an intense purple colour, the aromas are marked by blackberries that are complemented by notes of forest fruits, dark chocolate, pepper and slightly more resinous notes. Concentrated and intense, this is an irreverent and generous wine, with very firm tannins, suggesting great ageing potential. A Vintage that is “robust, full-bodied and vibrant”,

The harvest was small in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic and extreme weather conditions. Production was hampered from May onwards as the weather turned very dry and hot, resulting in scorched vineyards. Consequently, the overall production levels were considerably lower than in 2019; however, the harvested grapes had an excellent skin/pulp ratio and a high sugar content, which allowed for longer fermentations, with perfect extraction of colour and tannins.

Carlos Alves, master blender & port wine winemaker, said: “The harvest was marked by a series of adversities that made this one of the most challenging years in my career.
“Despite the adversity, this was a vintage that exceeded all expectations, and from which we believe we have produced wines of excellent quality, with very refined tannins, displaying a certain elegance in the wines.”

Condition Report:

Excellent Condition

Bottle size:

75cl

ABV:

20

Drink Type:

Vintage Port, Portugal

Stock:

151 In Stock

Price:

$78.26 USD    inc UK VAT (where applicable) *

* excludes delivery (free standard UK delivery on orders over £100)